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  • No easy way out for African migrants in Israeli desert detention

    February 14, 2014 | 8:35 am

    A compound of one-story buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the prospect of being held in custody indefinitely.

    The detainees in what the authorities call an "open" detention centre are allowed to leave for a few hours...

  • Thousands of African migrants protest outside Israeli parliament

    January 8, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    More than 10,000 African migrants demonstrated outside Israel's parliament on Wednesday, extending protests into a fourth consecutive day in a quest for recognition as refugees and freedom to work legally without fear of incarceration.

    Their presence in a Jewish state that took...

  • Agreement reached on African migrants at Israeli border

    September 6, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Israel said it will allow two female African migrants -- one who is pregnant -- and a teen to enter the country, and turn over more than a dozen other refugees who have been trapped at its border to Egyptian authorities.

    Thursday's decision by the Israel government came hours...

  • African migrants stuck at Egypt-Israel border

    September 4, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    A group of some 20 African migrants is trapped between Israel's border fence with Egypt and Israeli soldiers who have been ordered not to let them in.

    The soldiers reportedly are providing water to the migrants, who as of Tuesday had been there for five days. The migrants, who...

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  • Israel moves to deport Ivory Coast migrants

    June 28, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Migrant workers from the Ivory Coast have two weeks to leave Israel before they begin being arrested and ultimately deported, Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai said.

    In a message Thursday to the migrants, Yishai reportedly said, “You have two weeks to leave. Whoever does so will...

  • Israel’s refugee crisis: How about a Jewish response?

    June 25, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    What shall be done about the large number of non-citizens who dwell in Israel?  This question is no longer merely vexing; it is urgent, inflammatory, sometimes violent, often vulgar.

    The ger has a long and detailed history in Jewish texts and thought.  Its conventional translation...

  • Israel rounds up African migrants for deportation

    June 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.

    Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had...

  • Jerusalem court clears way for S. Sudanese migrants’ deportation

    June 7, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.

    Thursday’s decision in Jerusalem District Court was in response to an appeal by NGOs representing African migrants. The appeal was filed after Israel’s Interior Minister Eli...

  • More U.S. groups slam anti-African migrant rioting in Tel Aviv

    May 30, 2012 | 10:18 am

    More U.S. Jewish organizations are condemning anti-African migrant riots in Tel Aviv.

    Among those weighing in on last week’s riots during a protest against the large numbers of African migrants living in the city were the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the New Israel Fund, the...

  • Israel will solve African migrant problem, Netanyahu assures

    May 24, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried violence against African migrants following a night of violent protest.

    “There is no place for either the expressions or the actions that we witnessed last night,” Netanyahu said Thursday, a day after a demonstration in south Tel...

  • Knesset approves bill to deter illegal migrants

    January 10, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s Knesset approved a bill that would allow authorities to arrest and hold illegal migrants for up to three years.

    The bill passed on its second and third readings Monday night by a vote of 37 to 8. The bill also metes out a jail sentence of up to 15 years for anyone who...

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